The first weapon each user in Rust starts with is a Rock. The rock is the most basic weapon in the Rust universe. The rate of fire for this weapon is extremely slow, it clocks in at about three seconds per attack. The weapon is also extremely ineffective. The weapon gives an extremely small amount of resources per hit. For example when you use the rock on a tree it will occasionally not even give you wood. Since this it is the starting weapon there are no crafting requirements. Every time you start a new game or rejoin a server you will receive a brand new rock. In terms of effective range the Rock is very similar to all of the other melee weapons with an effective range of 1m. While the Rock is not very effective it is the first weapon you will receive when you start playing Rust and will serve the purpose of allowing you to gather resources.